Hoping to Adopt?

We work with birth parents from all over the United States and the adoption situations vary. We provide services to adoptive families, including but not limited to, home studies, post-placement supervision, adoption subsidies, counseling, adoption training and education, Interstate Compact (ICPC), and foster care. Additionally, our experienced adoption team, along with the highly reputable legal staff with whom we work, ensure our adoptive families receive these services with care, concern and a personal touch every step of the way.

Peace of Mind

Similar to best practices used in law firms, Heart of Adoptions, Inc. offers a unique benefit to our clients by placing all of your adoption funds into a trust account. This ensures our clients' money is spent solely for their specific adoption and not overall agency overhead, etc. Client money is not utilized until such time as you have invoices for home study fees, costs, natural mother living expenses, or your one time retainer for services. This protects your money from being spent prematurely and allows you, the client, safe guards from any unnecessary loss of funds.

Traditional & Extra Care Adoption Program

The children placed through our agency can be of any race and are primarily newborn infants.  We help adoptive parents find the right child for their family.

The waiting period for placement of an infant can range on average from six months to two years. Adoptive families who are flexible regarding racial and ethnic background, health, and legal risks typically have shorter waiting times and may qualify for the Extra Care Program.
 
To join our adoption program, we require that you complete the following:

Matched Adoption Program

If you are an adoptive family that has already identified a birth parent who wishes to place their child with you for adoption, we can assist. Heart of Adoptions, Inc. can help you with home study and post placement services, birth parent interviews and counseling, relinquishment, and legal finalization. The agency's fees for assisting with a Matched Adoption vary, depending on the extent of the services provided, but are generally much lower than our other programs.

Home Studies and Post Placement Supervision

We provide professional home studies for families residing in Florida. Adoptive families enjoy these advantages of using our agency for their home study needs: typically transferable, speed of service, and affordable pricing.  Our home study can be used virtually anywhere in the United States. In many states, only home studies from licensed adoption agencies are accepted. In addition, we are able to complete home studies more quickly than most other professionals, and often, our home study is less expensive than many other programs in Florida.

Post-placement supervision visits are required follow-ups to the home study after a child is placed in your home. Our agency can perform the required number of post-placement visits to ensure completion for finalization of your adoption.

Prepare Your Family Profile

The family profile or portfolio is a collection of pictures and written information about an adoptive family. Family profiles are made available to expectant parents both in hard copy and electronic versions.  Our matching specialist takes time to learn the desires of each expectant mother in order to provide her with several adoptive family profiles who are able to meet the needs of her unborn baby.

Consider the profile to be your “adoptive resume”, your first impression, and the best chance to show expectant mothers the possibilities for their baby. Families that sign up with Heart of Adoptions, Inc. will participate in a profile creation system through Parent Finder. Through this program you will be working one-on-one with a represtative who will assist you with writing your story, guide you in gathering photos  and help you to express your personality so that a birth parent can see you in a realistic view. You will also work with this represetative to create a video profile and other social media tools to help increase your exposure to available and potential birth parent situations.

International Partner – Supervised Provider

As a Hague accredited Primary Provider, our sister agency, Heart of Adoptions Alliance, Inc. (HOAA) supervises agencies and attorneys to ensure that all six adoption services, described below, are provided according to the Convention*.  At this time HOAA has a supervised provider agreement with Heart of Adoptions, Inc.

*Hague Convention Specifics

Only adoption service providers that have been accredited or approved on a Federal level may offer certain key adoption services for adoptions under the Hague Convention. According to the Convention, only an accredited agency, a temporarily accredited agency, an approved person, a supervised provider, or an exempted provider can offer or provide adoption services. (22 CFR Part 96, Accreditation and Approval Standards)

A supervised provider is any agency, person, or other nongovernmental entity, including any foreign entity, that is providing one or more adoption services in a Convention case under the supervision and responsibility of an accredited agency, temporarily accredited agency, or approved person that is acting as the primary provider in the case. (22 CFR 96.2)

Adoption service means any one of the following six services:
(1) Identifying a child for adoption and arranging an adoption;
(2) Securing the necessary consent to termination of parental rights and to adoption;
(3) Performing a background study on a child or a home study on a prospective adoptive parent(s), and reporting on such a study;
(4) Making non-judicial determinations of the best interests of a child and the appropriateness of an adoptive placement for the child;
(5) Monitoring a case after a child has been placed with prospective adoptive parent(s) until final adoption; or
(6) When necessary because of a disruption before final adoption, assuming custody and providing (including facilitating the provision of) child care or any other social service pending an alternative placement.